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Avoiding the pitfalls of conducting global business: an inside look at export controls

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
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Location: Richland Community Center

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The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network presents its November meeting topic: Avoiding the pitfalls of conducting global business: an inside look at export controls presented by Bernie Beldin.

photo: Bernie Beldin Bernie Beldin
Export Control Coordinator, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What You'll Learn

  • Rules and regulations affecting international business
  • What constitutes an export, a deemed export
  • How exports occur
  • The export licensing process
  • The consequences of export violations

Who Should Attend

  • Business owners engaged in or planning global activities
  • Entrepreneurs considering global business
  • Researchers engaged in international collaborations


There is no charge to attend. You must pre-register by Friday, November 16 to attend. Space is limited, so register early.

To register, please email or call Alice Ettesvold at (509) 375-2068 with the following information for each attendee: name, affiliation, phone number, and email.

Note: Room capacity is limited. Preference is given to technology-based businesses and economic development professionals.

For More Information

(509) 375-2068

About the Speaker

Bernie Beldin is the export control coordinator for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and has served in that position since January 2002. He developed and implemented the formal PNNL export control program in 2002 to improve the Laboratory's management systems. He has completed all export control training courses provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as related courses provided by other government agencies. He previously managed the PNNL Operations Security (OPSEC) Program.

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